Batumi Round 4

The Men’s team suffered a defeat. Madagascar captained and coached by GM Maurice Ashley beat Malaysia by 3-1. Board 4 Mukriez Shah using White pieces scored the sole win for Malaysia against the almost 200 ELO rated higher opponent Razanadrakotarisoa, Toavino.

The Women team beat Iraq by 3-1. WFM Alia Anin Azwa Bakri as Black lost to WFM Sali Abbas Abdulahra in a symmetrical French. The game was equal for most of the game until White’s outside h-pawn proved too powerful in the end game.




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